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Thursday, August 12, 2010

I Made Aaron Salsa!

Here’s a quick break from the July UK Cruise posts.  This summer, Aaron has been participating in a gardening club at his school, McCracken.  Yesterday was the last day, and they were harvesting their garden.  Most of the food went to a food pantry, but the kids got to take home some veggies.  So Aaron came home with two tomatoes, a jalapeno, and some basil as well as some other stuff.  So I’m sitting at the kitchen table, looking at these potentially delicious fresh veggies, thinking what kind of sandwich I would make with them.  Then it dawned on me – something snapped, and I decided that I *really* wanted some Salsa.  With no cilantro, I had to Google “salsa no cilantro” and came up with some great recipes, which included basil instead of cilantro.

The only problem was lack of onions, and the recipe I decided on called for Balsamic vinegar.  I figured I could cheat a bit, and went to the store and bought a red onion and some Balsamic vinegar.  Came home, stuck everything in the blender, and then refrigerated for an hour, and – Viola! – I had Salsa, with (nearly) 100% ingredients grown by Aaron at McCracken.

Aaron tried it, and approves.  The recipe is after the jump.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

1 medium tomato, chopped fine
1/4 red onion, chopped fine
1 small jalapeno pepper , chopped fine
2T. balsamic vinegar
8-10 fresh Basil leaves
1 T. olive oil

Combine ingredients and chill for at least an hour before serving. Instead of chopping all the ingredients, I place them in my food processor and pulse for only a few seconds. Careful not to overprocess. If you do not want it to be too spicy hot, remove part of the seeds from the jalapeno pepper.

Source: http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf001010.tip.html

posted by Michael Humphries-Dolnick at 10:54 am  

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